I have heard of some unusual items being stolen in Illinois but this one is near the top of the list.

Thieves In Illinois Will Steal Anything

You have to be very careful with your valuables in Illinois because thieves will steal anything that isn't locked up. It doesn't matter if it's personal property or owned by a business. They'll take it in hopes of flipping it for cash. So make sure everything is locked up.

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What's Laughing Gas?

If you're not familiar with laughing gas, I can help with that. It's just the street name for nitrous oxide. It's the stuff the dentist gives you before doing any major work on your teeth. Hippies also bring it to concerts like the Grateful Dead. They fill balloons with the stuff and sell them in the parking. Fans buy them to get high.

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Illinois Man Arrested For Stealing Laughing Gas Tanks

Mitchell R. Gunther is from Burback, Illinois, He was working with the medical tanks at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. The suspect was busted with ten tanks in his vehicle. Surveillance footage caught him on a couple of different occasions leaving the building with the special tanks. He was fired from his job and arrested.

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Illinois Laughing Gas Thief Strikes Again

Our friendly neighborhood laughing gas thief wasn't ready to give up just yet. He posed as a delivery driver and enter St. Mary's Hospital in Illinois. He preceded to steal two more tanks. The funny thing, he replaced them with empty tanks. What is this the propane tank exchange at the local hardware store? He was caught again. This time he's going to go away for a while.

The Most Bizarre Items Ever Stolen From Illinois Residents

My mom once told me that "people will steal anything that's not nailed down." Times certainly have changed since then. The thieves now have nail removers.

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